Global Patent Index - EP 1060767 A2

EP 1060767 A2 2000-12-20 - Improved games racket

Title (en)

Improved games racket

Title (de)

Schläger

Title (fr)

Raquette

Publication

EP 1060767 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00305069 A

Priority

GB 9914090 A

Abstract (en)

A games racket having a head providing a frame for a bed of strings, the strings entering holes in the frame, and at least part of the frame having a cross-section which is concave in a region where the strings enter the holes, whereby the actual area (A) occupied by the bed of strings exceeds its visible area (P) when viewing the racket face on. By increasing the actual strung area in this way, the ball speed obtainable when striking the ball can be increased, compared with a conventional racket of equivalent overall size. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63B 49/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 49/00 (2006.01); A63B 49/02 (2006.01); A63B 49/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 49/02 (2013.01); A63B 49/022 (2015.10); A63B 49/028 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0217 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1060767 A2 20001220; EP 1060767 A3 20030423; CN 1277880 A 20001227; GB 0014707 D0 20000809; GB 2351027 A 20001220; GB 9914090 D0 19990818; JP 2001009067 A 20010116

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031024

2004-02-19 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2004-01-14 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2003-04-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2003-04-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-12-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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